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National Parks: America's Best Idea

The film is a human history set against the most stunning backdrop imaginable. The film works its way chronologically through the history of the national parks featuring characters -- some famous, most not, from every walk of life -- who dedicated their lives to insuring all could enjoy these places. The film explores how the national park system came to be and examines some -- but not all -- of how these majestic places came to be national parks.

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Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 - 9:00 PM    "The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919)" After failing to stop Hetch Hetchy dam, the conservation movement pushes the federal government to establish one unified agency to oversee the now dozen national parks scattered among agencies. The National Park Service is established in 1916, directed by Stephen Mather, a wealthy businessman and passionate park advocate. He launches a campaign to expand the system and bring more visitors to the parks. His efforts include protecting the Grand Canyon as a national park. Part 3 of 6 G
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More National Parks: America's Best Idea on IDAHO (MT)
Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 - 9:00 PM "The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919)" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 - 9:00 PM "Going Home (1920-1933)" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Sep 6, 2013 - 9:00 PM "Great Nature (1933-1945)" (IDAHO)
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Saturday, Sep 7, 2013 - 9:00 PM "The Morning of Creation (1946-1980)" (IDAHO)
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Monday, Apr 25, 2016 - 9:00 PM "The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890)" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 - 9:00 PM "The Last Refuge (1890-1915)" (IDAHO)
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Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 - 9:00 PM "The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919)" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 - 9:02 PM "Going Home (1920-1933)" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Apr 29, 2016 - 9:00 PM "Great Nature (1933-1945)" (IDAHO)
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Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 - 3:00 AM "The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890)" (IDAHO)
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